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Buttered Cabbage

Easy and delicious buttered cabbage - great side dish.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword buttered cabbage, cabbage, instant pot, recipe, shredded cabbage, slow cooker
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8 people
Calories 81kcal
Author Mary Beth
Cost $3.00


  • 2 pounds green cabbage 1 large head
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste


  • Remove outer leaves, rinse in cool water, remove the core, and then chop.

Stove Top Directions

  • Add butter and olive oil to pot and allow the butter to melt over low heat.
  • Add the shredded cabbage, salt, and black pepper to the above mixture and cover with water. Vegetable or chicken broth can be substituted for the water to add another dimension of flavor to this dish.
  • Bring to boil over medium-high heat and stir occasionally.
  • Once the water begins to boil, lower heat and cover with a lid.
  • Simmer for 15 minutes until the steamed cabbage is tender stirring occasionally.

Instant Pot Directions

  • Place water (or broth) and butter into Instant Pot.
  • Add shredded cabbage.
  • Close lid properly and make sure valve is set to "sealing".
  • Cook on high pressure for 6 minutes.
  • Once done, allow pressure to naturally release for 5 minutes.
  • After 5 minutes press Cancel and use a SAFE quick release method (refer to manufacturer's instructions/user manual).
  • Once all pressure is safely released, remove lid.
  • Stir. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Slow Cooker Instructions

  • Add all ingredients to slow cooker.
  • Cook on Low setting for 5 - 6 hours stirring occasionally until tender.


Make a little extra to have some the next day. I think it tastes better after everything has had a chance to mingle. 
Recommended equipment and tools:
Pot - a good large pot with a lid. I prefer All-Clad but there are other quality brands as well. 
Slotted Spoon
Instant Pot - This is the one I have and use often
Serving Bowl - something pretty to serve up your creation!


Calories: 81kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 58mg | Potassium: 194mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 242IU | Vitamin C: 42mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 1mg